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the Service Board

  • 5290 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA
  • theserviceboard.org

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Executive Director


min experience

salary range

$90k - $100k / year

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Job Overview

about the Service Board

For over 25 years, the Service Board has been led by a guiding vision of all youth advocating for a more just future – a vision originating from a tragic event in the Seattle community. In 1994, a young Seattle snowboarder lost his life due to a drug-related murder. Several community members saw his death as a call to action and worked to create a supportive space for young people to build resilience and explore the true meaning of community.

A year later, thanks to the leadership of our founders Thomas Goldstein, John Logic and Thomas Caldwell III, the Service Board opened its doors to high school students from across Seattle to provide a space where they could be heard, valued, and explore the true meaning of community through snowboarding, mentorship, social justice education, and public service.

about our programs
Our programs at the Service Board are designed to fulfill our mission and values. We engage underserved and institutionally neglected youth (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, low income, immigrants, refugees, youth in foster care, houseless youth, etc.) that lack access to community programs and safe public spaces and provides the mentorship they need to thrive.

Our Mission: As a youth-led organization the Service Board (tSB) builds community through the power of youth.

Our Vision: For all youth to advocate for a more just future.

Our Core Values: social justice, community, outdoor adventure, service.

what you will do
At the Service Board our motto is “push your growing edge”. Yes, you will push your growing edge in this role, and you will empower others in our community to do the same. The next Executive Director will report to an engaged Board of Directors and be surrounded by a dedicated, passionate, and effective staff – not to mention a growing community of young people, adult mentors, alumni, and volunteers. As the strategic leader and living embodiment of the Service Board’s mission, the incoming Executive Director will be responsible for the following areas: refining and implementing our strategic plan, serving as the chief spokesperson to the community and funders, and leading our fundraising efforts.

about you
the Service Board seeks a strategic, empathetic, and passionate Executive Director to shape, inspire, and manage the organization’s future in collaboration with a  talented team, deeply committed community, and engaged Board of Directors.

what you bring
• Three or more years of nonprofit management experience at the senior level
• More than three years of fearless fundraising and relationship building with funders in the region where you raised and managed budgets of $500 K or more from a variety of funding sources
• Experience with youth programming and a background in social emotional learning
• Familiarity with the outdoor recreation industry and/or snow sports manufacturers would be helpful; an understanding of that landscape and the key players would be ideal
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• All candidates who view themselves in this description, even without meeting every requirement on the list, is urged to apply

This is a full-time exempt position that requires occasional travel. The salary range is between $90,000-100,000 DOE plus a generous benefits package.

to be considered
This role will remain open until filled. Candidate materials will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews will begin in early February. To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible.

You may direct questions or make referrals to Mikkell Jackson Roeland at [email protected].

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